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Re: Emacs on OS X development

From: Donald Curtis
Subject: Re: Emacs on OS X development
Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2012 16:20:39 -0500

For anyone using Homebrew on OS X that wants to try the "mac" version, I have 
updated the "emacs.rb" build recipe to allow a "--mac" option when building 
Emacs.  It is working for me but not accepted in the main Homebrew tree because 
the maintainers weren't sure how many people would use it.

Here is the pull request:


On Jul 15, 2012, at 12:50 PM, chad wrote:

> On Jul 15, 2012, at 6:12 AM, Paul Michael Reilly wrote:
>> And I concur.  Perhaps someone can explain to me the downside of having 
>> Yamamoto place his tree as a sibling to the ns tree. [...]
>> That said, I use the ns tree daily and love it. [...]
> This, I think, is the practical problem we keep running into.  The mac port 
> has never integrated with the development head well (in the 2+ years I've 
> been watching), and it doesn't look like it will live next to the ns port 
> without significant effort.  On the flip side, while some people seem to have 
> a much better experience with the mac port than the ns port, others 
> (including myself) have the opposite experience. 
> Right now, we're the closest we've ever been to being able to try the mac 
> port code with the current emacs (not the last release, but the current 
> code), and from what I'm hearing 2-4 people have made small attempts at 
> integrating the two and failed.  I'm sure that a dedicated effort would 
> succeed, but it won't be trivial, and it might not even be easy.  This really 
> seems like a place where arguing pre-code is not very helpful - let's get a 
> working dev+mac tree somewhere, and then figure out what to do with them.
> Hopefully this isn't making things worse,
> *Chad

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